Who are the People in your Neighborhood?
Friday, April 15, 2005
Like any agency whose board is appointed by the President, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting is vulnerable to accusations of political bias. Lately, such accusations have surfaced over staff shake-ups, the appointment of new ombudsmen, and a push to enforce CPB’s "objectivity and balance" mandate. Jeff Chester, executive director of the Center for Digital Democracy, is worried that the CPB is in the midst of a coup. Karen Everhart, senior editor of Current, isn’t so alarmed. Both make their case to Bob.